Take into account all areas of your life when you do this. Whatever your number is, be honest about it with yourself. Then you can get real about what you can do to increase it.
Think about your life 10 years from now. Are you satisfied with your life if it is to continue exactly as it currently is? Are you content with your relationships, work, health? Picture the ideal life you could be living.
How is it different? Visualizing helps us understand what it is that we can be doing differently now.
For some people it is becoming an expert in their industry. For others it is taking one year off in every five to seven to travel. For some it is raising a healthy and tight-knit family. Be clear on what it looks like to you and don’t be swayed by others visions for themselves. Your life is your path to honor and actualize.
Is it writing, teaching, singing, volunteering, dancing? Whatever it is, make time for it!
This is the killer part right here. All of the above is important but it won’t impact your life unless you take action. Start small. Write one blog. Take one dance class. Perhaps speak to a friend in Europe about a potential meet over the next few months. You know what it is that will generate excitement and happiness in your life. Don’t put it off!
The answers are within us. We have everything we need to create the lives we want. Getting clear is the starting point. An old proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” Get busy now sowing the seeds of the life you want to flourish over the coming years.